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sbookman wrote: Sonny Allen
Sonny Allen with Basketball Team, circa 1970-1975 Sonny Allen (1936-2020) was the men's basketball coach at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1965 to 1975, after long-time basketball coach Arthur "Bud" Metheny stepped down. Allen is credited fro (More)
Joseph C. "Scrap" Chandler with Men's Swimming Team, circa 1950-1959 Joseph C. "Scrap" Chandler was a former baseball, basketball, swimming, and track coach as well as the athletic director after Thomas L. "Tommy" Scott. History Arriving (More)
Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics Dedication, 2003 The Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics is one of several research centers at Old Dominion University (ODU). The center seeks to understand how pulsed electromagnetic fields a (More)
sbookman wrote: Samantha Salvia
Samantha Salvia, circa 1992-1996 Samantha Salvia became the first Rhodes Scholar at Old Dominion University (ODU) in 1995. History When Samantha Salvia arrived at ODU in 1992, she was an all-star standout in field hockey and lacrosse. Duri (More)
Oceanography Students Catching Fish, circa 1980-1989 The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is one of the departments that make up the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU). Most of the classes take place in the Oc (More)
Women's Basketball Team, 1934 Women's Basketball at Old Dominion University (ODU) has been a part of the institution since 1930, when it was known as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary. The nickname for the women's basketba (More)
sbookman wrote: Safe Space Committee
Safe Space "Speak Out No Hate" Table, 2010 The Safe Space Committee at Old Dominion University (ODU) works with students, faculty, and staff to provide training to encourage an environment free from homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. H (More)
MLK Observance, circa 1990-1999 The Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance is an annual celebration at Old Dominion University (ODU) to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during Black History Month in February. History In (More)
sbookman wrote: Ulysses V. Spiva
Ulysses S. Spiva, 1979 Ulysses V. Spiva served as the first African American dean at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1979 to 1984. He received his degrees from Tennessee State University, Case Western Reserve University and Stanford University (More)
sbookman wrote: Dorothy M. Doumar
Dorothy Doumar, circa 1980-1983 Dorothy M. Doumar served as the first female Rector of the Old Dominion University (ODU) Board of Visitors from 1978 to 1982. History In 1972, Dorothy M. Doumar was appointed to the ODU Board of Visitors and (More)
President Rollins addressing ODU Faculty on Norfolk State, 1979 To help with eliminating duplication of programs between Old Dominion University (ODU) and Norfolk State College, the federal government suggested the merger of the two institutions (More)
lcanner wrote: An End of an Era
Goodbyes can be bitter sweet and this is one such goodbye. As of this moment, I will no longer be posting to the Composing a Collection blog. I have loved sharing all of my experiences processing the extraordinary life's work of Allan Blank with you (More)
sbookman wrote: Women's Center
Women's Center Workshop Participants, circa 1990-1999 The Women's Center at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers programs and events that promote gender equality and addresses the unique challenges women face when pursuing higher education. Hi (More)
sbookman wrote: Women's Caucus
Equal Rights Poster at Every Women's Festival, 1979 The Women's Caucus is a faculty and staff organization that aims to advance the welfare of women at Old Dominion University (ODU). History The Women's Caucus was established in 1974 by Ca (More)
The Eta Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was chartered in 1975 at Old Dominion University (ODU), making it the first African American fraternity on campus. Resources Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at ODU Timeline, Old Dominion University (More)
The Lambda Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta was established in 1974 as the first African American sorority at Old Dominion University (ODU). The chapter was suspended in 2012 and returned to good standing in January 2020. Resources Celebrating (More)
sbookman wrote: Dennis J. Zeisler
Dennis J. Zeisler, director of bands, 1991 Dennis J. Zeisler (1947-2020) was a music instructor at Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1979 until his retirement in 2018. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Music, both from the Univ (More)
sbookman wrote: Dr. Louis H. Janda
Louis H. Janda, Psychology Professor, circa 1973-1979 Dr. Louis H. Janda, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Old Dominion University (ODU), died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 73. Dr. Janda taught at ODU from 1973 until his r (More)
sbookman wrote: Dr. Milton Reid
Milton Reid, Board of Visitors Member, at Commencement, circa 1970-1973 Dr. Milton Reid, a Norfolk preacher, served as the first African American member of the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University (ODU). ODU and Personal Accomplishment (More)
sbookman wrote: Ronald Horne
Ron Horne (right) and Gene Woolard Speaking in front of Webb University Center, 1969 Ronald Horne was the first African American to receive a bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University (ODU). Old Dominion Accomplishments Ronald Horne ca (More)